[URGENT!!!] P4M800 Pro-M7 doesn't get past post boot splash?

Hewlett-packard / Asterope
August 11, 2012 at 05:46:06
Specs: Windows XP 32-Bit Service Pack 3, 2.80 GHz / 2048Mb
Hey guys. Haven't posted in a long time here.

I recently built a new computer. Using a P4M800 Pro-M7 motherboard, which seems to have a post splash? (there is a image of BIOSTAR with plains and a windmill). It just freezes at the post splash. When turning on my computer I get a SINGLE beep, as this is supposed to happen? (I have other computers that do this, so assuming yes). It does NOT want to get past this screen no matter which hardware I remove, hard drives, optical drives, video cards, memory. But if I remove the memory I will get the beeps saying I need to give it memory, so I know the motherboard is not dead. I have also reset the cmos and taken out the cmos battery. I CANNOT ENTER THE BIOS. Pressing Del does NOTHING. It seems as it has frozen, and the only way to shut off the machine is to hold the power button and force it off.

If I plug in the power supply's cable, it turns on automatically. It also seems to have a awkward pattern. When I press the power button, it turns on, but no beeps, no nothing. When I turn it off and turn it on, it works but freezes at the post splash. Then if I turn if off and on again I get nothing. Maybe the motherboard is dead but it would be REALLY nice if you guys managed to help me in a way that didn't involve me replacing any parts.

Motherboard: Biostar P4M800 Pro-M7 Mainboard (For Intel Processors)
Ram: Super Talent DDR2 512M 533MHz PC4300 1Rank 64MXB CL4 (I have two chips)
Video Card: ECS AG200T8-D64 Rev 1.0 (plugged into a AGP slot)

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#1
August 11, 2012 at 06:30:36
Since you have two memory sticks, try booting with each one separately. (assuming you didn't try that already).

If that doesn't work, it`s very possible that your MB is broken (actually wait if someone else can give you some idea). It is surely under warranty, so replacing it shoudn't be a problem..

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#2
August 11, 2012 at 06:40:44
"I recently built a new computer"

No, you built an old computer. And the Xabre graphics card was a horrible choice. Remove the card & connect the monitor to the onboard port, at least until you get things figured out. Unplug the mouse & any other externals except the keyboard. And if it's a USB keyboard, switch to a true PS/2 keyboard.

Post the make/model of your power supply.


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#3
August 11, 2012 at 07:49:49
"No, you built an old computer."

What I meant by "new" is a new "computer". I didn't say the components were "new". And this is not a gaming computer, it's a very simple desktop. Probably for using Ubuntu or XP. I have a PS/2 keyboard and mouse. Problem with the onboard video is that it doesn't seem to work. I've plugged it in to the VGA on the motherboard with no signal. My power supply is brand new and works in my other computers. I had this motherboard stored away, ram, and gpu. Just purchased a new power supply for it.

"Since you have two memory sticks..."

Yes, I've already tried that.

For some reason now though, it won't even show the splash. And the fans inside sound very loud...

EDIT: Power supply is 550w


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#4
August 11, 2012 at 08:15:26
550W is meaningless, it is the amperage on 12V rail which is important.

Have you installed the CPU correctly with the correct amount of paste ?

Have you tried using the on-board graphics ?

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#5
August 11, 2012 at 10:42:30
Yes, triple checked the CPU. Even went ahead and re-did the thermal paste. The on-board graphics refuse to work. (or maybe my monitor is refusing...)

EDIT: Plugged a different monitor in and got a video signal, guess my monitor just doesn't like the onboard graphics.

Double EDIT: Oh, right. Forgot to answer your question. But where exactly could I find this information. Never really worked with power suplys.


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#6
August 11, 2012 at 17:49:15
Open the case & get the info from the label on the side of the power supply.

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#7
August 11, 2012 at 18:09:32
I get 1A from the 12V...

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#8
August 12, 2012 at 03:57:07
That must be the amps on -12v. You need to check again, and make sure you check the +12V amps.

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#9
August 12, 2012 at 09:43:25
My bad, 28A. Swapped the 28A power supply with a different one of 14A. Computer won't even beep anymore.

Power supply isn't bad, the one I swapped it with worked fine and was in another computer. Not really an expert on power supply's so bear with me ;)


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#10
August 13, 2012 at 05:01:57
I think it's my power supply, but now it won't even boot :/

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#11
August 13, 2012 at 09:47:59
I think this problem is motherboard-related. Just my two cents.

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#12
August 13, 2012 at 18:10:46
Thinking so. Oh well, I got a new mobo, cpu, video card and memory...

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